On May 24, the Hub signed a grant agreement with the Federation of East African Freight Forwarders Associations (FEAFFA) to support its capacity building efforts within the East African Community (EAC) freight forwarders industry, specifically in relation to implementation of the revised EAC Rules of Origin.The partnership will improve compliance with the EAC Rules of Origin and reduce the cost and time required for cargo to cross the border by diminishing rules of origin-related choke points.
The Federation is a private sector apex body of freight forwarders’ associations in the East Africa region. It was established in 2006.
"FEAFFA represents the private sector who know and experience the real issues on the ground. We are confident that this partnership will result in making regional trade more fluid and benefit the entire East Africa region", said Hub Chief of Party, Mr. Juan Estrada-Valle
"The key word is transparency. FEAFFA wants to professionalize the industry and cut the cost of doing business thereby boosting regional trade", said FEAFFA President Ms. Merian Sebunya.